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Charmaine Dunmow BSc.(Hons),UKCP, MBACP

Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 3HD
01799 794795 01799 794795 07775 795523 07775 795523 Registered / Accredited
Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 3HD

About me

I am an Accredited Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy and a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

I offer counselling on a short or long term basis in Saffron Walden in Essex. I enjoy working individually, with couples and other relationships.

Making the decision to come for counselling is the first step on the journey to discovering and understanding more about yourself, your relationships and your place in the world.   

What I can help with:

- Support through unexpected life events, period of change and loss
- Exploring, understanding and learning to manage overwhelming emotions
- Reconnecting or finding a greater sense of purpose
- Releasing old patterns of behaviour that no longer work
- Developing more fulfilling relationships
- Realising your inner potential

How I work -

Within the safety of the therapeutic relationship I focus on how my client experiences his or her life in the present. Every client has a unique situation and is considered as a whole. I encourage my client to explore and develop their own self awareness so it is made possible for them to begin to identify what it is that is needed in his/her life now. At the core of our work we will be looking at relationships in all their dimensions.

As a relational, integrative counsellor my approach is always collaborative. Building a warm, non- judgemental, secure relationship will become a fundamental part of our work together.

I draw on theories and concepts from the three main schools of thought: Humanistic, Analytic and Cognitive Behavioural (CBT). My work is much guided by Attachment Theory. My approach acknowledges the crucial inter-relationship of body and mind.

Talking, being heard and being understood on a deeper level can bring about profound change.

Some clients prefer to just talk, while others connect more easily using other forms of creative expression such as working with image and metaphor, guided visualisation, puppetry, dreams, collage, story enactment, poetry, music or writing.

I have significant experience working with anxiety, developmental trauma and emotional neglect, relationship issues, work related stress, change, bereavement, low self esteem and transitional life stages including the bridge from adolescence to adulthood, midlife and beyond.

“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
― C.G. Jung.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc. (Hons) Integrative Counselling
Advanced Diploma Integrative Counselling
Diploma Integrative Counselling
Certificate in Humanistic Counselling


Somatic Trauma Therapy Training

Creative Therapy - Adults
CBT Mindfulness
Stress Reduction Mindfulness
Couple Counselling

Person Centred Art Therapy Skills

Key Interests

Attachment theory & Development


Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

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Individual 60 minute session:  £60.00 Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Saturday - £60.00           

Couples and Relationship  sessions: £75.00 (1hr)

The Saffron Walden Therapy Room
37 Fairycroft House Arts & Media Centre
Audley Road
Saffron Walden
CB11 3HD

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Home visit


Mon, Tues, Wed. & Saturday & Sunday appointments

Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Supervision available

Charmaine Dunmow  BSc.(Hons),UKCP, MBACP

Charmaine Dunmow BSc.(Hons),UKCP, MBACP

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